Greetings from North Carolina, where we have celebrated Thanksgiving with family. Now we are enjoying the Christmas Season with Dirk and Joy Nicol (our daughter) and their three sons; and, looking forward to Jon and Lisa Haworth (our son) and their three sons coming from Tennessee!
We are thankful for the many blessings of our travels in Alaska, California, Arizona, Texas and Tennessee… visiting churches, friends and family; and sharing some of what the Lord has done during our 50 years as missionaries with Baptist Mid-Missions.
December 31st we will officially retire. However, we plan to return to Brazil January 9th to continue our ministry. A Brazilian pastor is now leading União Baptist Church. The building is about 95% complete and we need to finish. We want to increase the outreach of the Enrichment Program, helping neighborhood children to improve in reading, math; and, teaching Bible and music as well as reaching their parents for Christ.
The Hope Christian Academy has 250 children children and has been instrumental in reaching families for Christ. All the teachers are Believers, but still some children have graduated not knowing Christ as Savior. Another of our goals is to build it’s spiritual influence.
The latest from Brazil is an answered prayer. Our missionaries to the deaf, David and Mariangela’s car that was stolen at gun point, was found by the police 2000 miles away running drugs; and has been returned to them.
As we return to Brazil, we are counting on your ongoing prayers and support. If you would like to give a Christmas gift to the children’s work, please send it to Baptist Mid-Missions. They will continue to process all donations.
We wish you a Blessed Christmas and a fruitful New Year in Christ,
Darrel & Jean Haworth
Baptist Mid-Missions, P. O. Box 308011, Cleveland, OH 44130-801